ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN PEMBROKESHIRE

There are numerous attractions in Pembrokeshire for all age groups. Before you get the guide book out, there is a great web site available which gives details of places to visit, accommodation, food guide and the weather; in fact, everything you need to know if you planning a holiday in Pembrokeshire. Visit this site at www.pembrokeshireholidays.co.uk

If you are planning on renting a cottage, visit this excellent award winning web site:www.wales-holidays.co.uk.

For an online holiday cottage site, with instant online bookings, full availability search, property short-listing feature and full cottage descriptions with photographs visit:

Pembrokeshire & The South cottages: http://www.bookcottages.com/pembrokeshire-the-south.htm

Below are just a few of my favourite places and are covered in the above web site!

Beaches

Barafundle Bay (near Stackpole) 

This has to be the best beach in Pembrokeshire. Once you have recovered from  the car park fee and the walk to the beach you will not be disappointed! The beach is totally unspoilt and the  view from the top of the cliff is brilliant. As stated the beach is unspoilt, there are no facilities there, so bring your lunch! However for a really excellent meal, you should visit the local pub, The Stackpole Inn in Stackpole, it is great for lunchtime snacks and evening meals. It offers a fantastic range of Modern European Food and fine Ales, available for both lunch and dinner, Tel: 01646 672 324; Fax 01646 672716. For further details visit: www.stackpoleinn.co.uk

Broad Haven/Little Haven

Two adjoining beaches, the wide expanse of Broad Haven is great for kids, also it has good parking facilities. Little Haven is a very quaint village, with a small beach but it can get quite crowded in the summer. Three great pubs (The Castle, St Brides and The Swan) all serve excellent pub food.

Tenby

No visitor to Pembrokeshire should miss out on Tenby. It's Blue Flag beaches are great for kids. You should take a visit to the monks on Caldey Island whilst you are there. There are numerous places to eat, you could try The Mews Bistro which is my favourite, though you should book in the peak period.

There are numerous other beaches, for example Newgale, Whitesands and Marloes. These are all very popular. For sailing and windsurfing, Dale beach is a must.

Theme Parks

There are plenty  of places for days out with the family. Oakwood Park has numerous attractions for all age groups including a giant wooden roller coaster! Go early as it gets crowded in the high season. There are places to eat on the site.

Folly Farm, not far from Oakwood is ideal for the young ones. There are numerous animals to see. There is also an indoor fair attractions in case it is wet, though these rides cost extra. There is a restaurant facility on the site too.

Other attractions

There are numerous other places to see, too many to mention here, a few I have been to are worth a visit:

Go-Karting (indoors) at Haverfordwest (At Withybush aerodrome). Note there is quite a good size track also at Letterston, never tried it as it was wet the day I visited!

 

Quadbikes: Suitable for both juniors (6 to 15 years old) and seniors (16 plus), visit Ritec Valley Buggies at Pennally near Tenby.  Further details on their web site: www.ritec-valley.co.uk
 
Archery/Golf/Baseball/Go-Karting/Bowling and more can be found at Heatherton Sports Park near Pembroke. Great day out for the more sporty!

 

Pony Treking can be done at Nolton. There is also a trout pool for fishing and a boating lake at East Nolton Riding Stables. Further details on their web site: www.noltonstables.com